Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe' - Blue Heron Nursery

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Purple Robe’

Purple Robe Black Locust

A tough, fast growing tree with upright arching branches. The late spring, pea-like flowers are purple, wisteria-like, and held in pendulous racemes. Bees are attracted to the flowers. The leaves emerge bronze-red and turn to green as they mature. The fall color is yellow. It grows well in hot dry climates; adapts well to urban conditions and poor soils. Also called 'Casque Rouge'. Patented in 1964.

  • Common Name: Purple Robe Black Locust
  • Height: 50' tall
  • Spread: 30' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 4 - 9

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